A music minister facing numerous charges in Alabama on allegations that he sexually abused an underage girl has resigned from First Baptist Church of Bedford.
A church member who did not give his name told WFAA News that Charles Kyle Adcock was hired temporarily to replace his father, also a music minister, who took a job at another church.
The church member told WFAA that he was not among a small handful of people who knew of the 31-year-old’s past: that Adcock had been indicted in Alabama on suspicion of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in his youth group. Adcock was youth minister at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., from 2010 to 2012.
First Baptist Pastor Steve Knott hired Adcock to lead the adult choir and work with the church’s audio-video equipment.
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The church member who spoke with WFAA said a group of members talked to the pastor after learning of Adcock’s past.
He said the members also had a long talk with Adcock and decided to support him. The choir director has pleaded not guilty. Authorities filed court paperwork Thursday to revoke his $500,000 bail.
In her motion, Colbert County Assistant District Attorney Angela Hulsey said: “One of the conditions of the defendant’s release is that the defendant shall not work or be employed in any capacity which would allow him direct, unsupervised contact with minors. The state has received information that the defendant is employed by First Baptist Church of Bedford Texas as a worship pastor which would allow him unsupervised contact with minors.”
Adcock faces 29 counts of rape and sodomy of a child, according to reports from the Times Daily newspaper of Florence, Ala. Frisco police arrested Adcock in August 2014 on a warrant from Alabama, spokesman Colby Hill said.
Our involvement was very minor. We had nothing to do with the case.
Frisco police spokesman Colby Hill
Knott did not return several phone calls seeking comment. The church doors were locked Thursday afternoon and nobody answered, although several cars were in the parking lot.
It is unclear how long Adcock worked at the Bedford church.
His attorney, William Clark, could not be reached for comment.
Adcock was indicted in January on 12 counts of first-degree rape, nine counts of second-degree sodomy and eight counts of second-degree rape, according to the Times Daily.